What are the best mystery novels set in the bayou?

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    #1Lethal

    Lethal

    Lethal is a standalone romantic suspense novel written by Sandra Brown which centers on Honor Gillette after a murderer comes into her house threatening her and her child. 

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    Will He
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I like the bayou setting when it comes to mystery novels. This recommendation scratches that itch with its interesting premise and it looks to have a suspense atmosphere."
  2. 28

    #2Tarnished Gold (Landry)

    Tarnished Gold (Landry)

    Tarnished Gold is the fifth book in the young adult horror series Landry written by V.C. Andrews which follows the life of Gabriel, who is the mother of Ruby.

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    Olivia Sheng
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I love V.C. Andrews. She is an extremely talented writer and this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend it."
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    #3Acadian Waltz

    Acadian Waltz

    Acadian Waltz is a standalone romantic suspense novel written by Alexandrea Weis which follows the life of 30-year-old Nora Kehoe and Jean Marc Gaspard.  

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    Rose James
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book focuses more heavily on romance and sex than the mystery. I could have done without some of the flowery overwrought language."
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    #4False Pretenses (Secrets of Roux River Bayou)

    False Pretenses (Secrets of Roux River Bayou)
    False Pretenses is the first book in Christian fiction series Secrets of Roux River Bayou written by Kathy Herman which centers on Zoe Broussar who is receiving a series of anonymous notes making her life miserable. 
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    Michael Bishop
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Normally "Christian" literature tends to be boring and predictable. This book was anything but! I enjoyed the story and the characters and the morals and themes were not overt or pushy."
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    #5Prey of Desire

    Prey of Desire

    Prey of Desire is a standalone mystery-thriller novel written by J.C. Gatlin which is about the life of college student Kimberly Bradford whose life is in danger.

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    Jeffrey Berry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Prey of Desire is a standalone mystery-thriller novel written by J.C. Gatlin which is about the life of college student Kimberly Bradford whose life is in danger. it is a very interesting novel."
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    #6The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux)

    The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux)

    The Neon Rain is a crime and mystery thriller and the first book in Dave Robicheaux series written by James Lee Burke. This fiction novel is first published in 1987. 

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    Ryan Riley
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Fun book set in Louisiana, I don't think you could call this one the best but it leaves you wishing it had more. "
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    #7All That Glitters

    All That Glitters

    All that Glitters by V.C. Andrews is a young adult horror fiction novel originally published in June 1995. This is the third book in Andrews' Landry series. It was followed by the Hidden Jewel in December 1995.

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    Nick Yao
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "a good Cajun adventure"
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    #8Pearl in the Mist (Landry)

    Pearl in the Mist  (Landry)

    Pearl in the Mist by V.C Andrews is a young adult horror and speculative fiction novel originally published in October 1994. This is the second book in Andrews' Landry series. It was followed by All that Glitters in 1995.

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    Laura Medina
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I'm a huge V.C. Andrew fan and I'm from the New Orleans area so this book really captivated my interest. This is a sequel to the first Ruby book and was just as interesting if not more. Definitely recommend. "
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    #9The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux)

    The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux)
    The Glass Rainbow is another Dave Robicheaux novel by New York Times Bestselling author  James Lee Burke about the brutal murder of seven girls who may or may not be done by a serial killer. 

     

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    Tang Jiang
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It's an okay book, but I can't recommend it. It's long, is really predictable, and has a really dissatisfying ending. There is enjoyment to be had, but not enough to say I really enjoyed it. If you read a lot of mystery books this will really be boring to you, if it's one of your first you might enjoy it, but I'd go with something a little more entertaining. "
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    #1010 Steps to Girlfriend Status (The Bird Face)

    10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (The Bird Face)
    10 Steps to Girlfriend Status is volume 2 of The Bird Face series by Cynthia T. Toney. It addresses a first innocent romance, ancestral interracial relationship, blended family, and friendship with and an Alzheimer's victim.
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    Jane Howell
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a good read for teens and young adults. It touches on a variety of issues they are often faced with and makes it easy to relate to. The main character was strong and easy to feel a connection to. Teens will love this book."

Summary

Best What are the best mystery novels set in the bayou
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LethalBooks 32 Paid
2Tarnished Gold (Landry)Books 28 Paid
3Acadian WaltzBooks 25 Paid
4False Pretenses (Secrets of Roux River Bayou)Books 24 Paid
5Prey of DesireBooks 18 Paid
6The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux)Books 16 Paid
7All That GlittersBooks 12 Paid
8Pearl in the Mist (Landry)Books 9 Paid
9The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux)Books 8 Paid
1010 Steps to Girlfriend Status (The Bird Face)Books 6 Paid
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